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Bank Holiday Monday Mental Manoeuvre – Neutral Mind

Something inside me triggered when I did the oracle reading at the weekend. It was a sort of underlying anticipation of the outcome ready to be revealed. This feeling of uncertainty, excitement and a fierce need to know are all so familiar to me… and all so unproductive, uncomfortable and power draining. If like me, your inner control freak has had its interest peaked by the unfolding of a prediction or longed for hope or dream, then you ┬áreally need to get this.

Action taken to coerce, pressure, or hurry God’s timetable will result in delay, disappointment and dissatisfaction.

Applying a neutral mind however, allows a space for the universe to reveal the treasure it has amassed on your behalf without you narrowing the field of opportunities in how that delivery might take place. A neutral mind is an open mind, a fertile space for growth of knowledge and wisdom.

It’s your job to simply observe, listen, experience.

Principle 2: I AM Detached, is at the heart of this mental adjustment and involves stepping back from the game and watching how the next bit evolves… a bit like planting a seed. You give it soil, water and warm sunlight: optimum growing conditions, but ultimately it must grow of its own accord and on it’s own or God’s schedule. You have no control over how it eventually flowers or even if it will, but as you observe it break through the soil into the light you revel in the seedlings progress, maintain caring for it’s needs and provide for its survival but you cannot force it to grow nor give it a deadline.

This moment has information in it. This moment is teaching you something of great importance… is it patience? Is it acceptance? Perhaps it is teaching you to take your focus off the seedling and broaden your perspective to enjoy the whole garden?

Whatever it is that you are narrowly focusing on, whether it is a new relationship, a job opportunity, a potential project, etc, know that you can be happy now if you understand that this bit, “the in between bit,” “the neither here nor there bit” is every bit as much a part of your unfolding experience as the final reveal. You will have benefited from the journey whether the outcome is as you’d hoped or not.

It doesn’t matter how this turns out, I’m thoroughly enjoying witnessing the performance be it comedy or tragedy… it’s only drama if I’m overly invested. Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, is love without strings… that means the seedling can grow or not as it chooses. It is loved, respected and appreciated anyway. We all get 10 out of 10 for just taking part whether we win, lose or draw.

Whatever form your seedling takes, leave room in your neutral mind for it to grow (if it wants to).

More later… x

Birthday Special – Weighing Risks Against Feathers

This is by far my favourite day of the year. It’s my mum’s fault, growing up, she would always say to us “no one works on their birthday, nobody gets shouted at on their birthday.” So today in my family it’s not just a day celebrating 45 years of my being on this fast spinning rock we call planet Earth, it’s also my “get a free pass day.”

If you had a free pass what would you do?

If a risk was there to be taken would you take it?

I did an angelic visualisation with some of my students recently where we invited in Archangel Jeremiel and asked that he advise us on the issues and concerns we had within our lives, dilemmas if you like. He conjured up a set of golden scales and weighed each problem against a feather just as a soul might be weighed on entry into heaven.

What if we started weighing risks against feathers?

If the risk was worth taking we would know because it would weigh lighter than a feather, a 50/50 chance of success would balance perfectly and a guaranteed loss would weigh so heavy that the scales might buckle under the pressure.

A free pass of course doesn’t really work out in the world of men. Consequences are always in play and that’s why I hesitate to leap towards what has proven in the past to burn hotter than the 45 candles on my cake but I can say one thing, the buns have subsided, the scars are talismans I can use for protection and the risk I’ll be taking today is to wait with open arms, an open heart and an open mind… if God decides to deliver me the gift of a lifetime, birthday gift to top all but one (the fact that I’m here at all), then I’m ready meet it half way.

Today I’m the feather. Risking my heart again.

Principles 1, 2 & 7

More later… x

Ps. If you’re curious about the 7 Principles, they’re free to check out here on my site.

First Monday Of The Month Challenge – Believing In Fairy Tales

Is it really April? Theses first Monday of the month challenge days seem to come along thick and fast and I’m wondering where the year is disappearing to?

Following on from the weekend’s oracle, I wanted to broach the subject of make believe and come at it from a slightly less pragmatic angle. No sooner had I posted the oracle on Saturday about distinguishing fact from fantasy and getting yourself firmly grounded in the real world, getting yourself out of denial if you like, than the universe began encouraging me to do exactly the opposite!

I was reminded of a long lost dream I had as a teenager and invited to dream the dream anew in a more updated and creative way, bringing my imagination into the real world to see if I’d like to transform the fantasy into a reality now, or if I’d like to put it back in the box among the other lost or wasted wishes… The same evening I was transported into the world of a Disney princess as I, (popcorn in hand), was subjected to a friend singing the entire soundtrack through Beauty and the Beast at the cinema… and the two of us completely accepting the normality of a talking teapot and chipped cup (because obviously that happens every day)!

All this got me thinking about the magic of believing in fairy tales, and how Principle 7 of The Wholly Grail asks that we stay open-hearted… having experienced this transformation on April Fool’s Day only added to the magic when you begin to understand that the story of the fool in tarot, is the story of innocence, an open heart and a belief in magic.

So my challenge for you today is this: as you keep one foot in the real world, doing the things that you must, taking care of business and honouring your mundane responsibilities, I challenge you to see through to the unseen world and find your own magic. A dream today might become tomorrow’s reality with a little planning, hard work and a sprinkling of fairy dust… just don’t lose sight of which world you’re in!

Right I’m off to dispense some daughterly duties doing household chores for mum, (and I have just enough imagination and belief in fairy tales left to conjure a few of Snow White’s bluebirds to help me along).

More later… x

Saturday Oracle – The Welcome Mat

Dealing with emotional pain is a very personal journey and there are no real rules on how to protect yourself from further assail, but there are common markers along the road to healing.

This week’s combination, bringing together a matching energetic set: Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted and the emerald green of the heart chakra, are highlighting a part of that process that is crucial to your forward journey.

You are being asked, as we step into a week containing a powerful new moon and a solar eclipse, to look at the walls you have furnished around your emotional centre as a result of recent tribulations and more poignantly, how those walls may affect new relationships.

Self-preservation is a serious business and hardwired into human circuitry, meaning any and all risks that follow pain, that may result in more of the same, are understandably cut off at the pass. The wounded heart certainly doesn’t roll out the welcome mat to would be assailants…

…But you’re being warned this week that you are seeing threats where there are friends and allies, and in searching for safe haven you may be creating a prison or isolation you won’t want to remain inside for long.

Love is being offered to you in more than one form in the days ahead. Do not be tempted to lock out the very thing you need because having been a victim of another’s character flaws forces you to become a victim of your own.

I AM Open-Hearted is the Principle of the true Grail Knight, the true hero who lets love be the guiding light in all interactions. You are being called to step into the light of absolute faith, trust and surrender to the highest power of all… nobody will blame you for being cautious, that’s your right, but you have the power within you to win. Nobody can put out your light, that is the Divine shining through you and it is inextinguishable.

New life is knocking at your door, the door to your heart… open up and give it a chance to prove it is worthy of touching heaven, because that what lives inside your love. Heaven.

More next week… x

The Power To Survive Anything

Upon waking this morning I was overcome with a sense of internal invulnerability that I haven’t felt in a long time. It comes ahead of a weekend filled with a full moon, a weird cosmic alignment, a comet etc… but more importantly it comes ahead of change. Maybe unprecedented change.

We always know when change is approaching because we are wired to understand at least on a subtle level the nuances and invisible fluctuations of the energy moving towards us, as the chakra system acts as a sequence of receivers and transmitters constantly interpreting the environment we live in… that’s what a sixth sense is.

Maybe you have noticed a subtle change in the behaviour of another or that the message has changed in even the tiniest of ways; a minute drop in temperature that warns you of incoming weather or birdsong that registers unconsciously as the approach of spring?

Change is neither good nor bad, change just is. And its essential to the cycle of life too, without it we stagnate. Not knowing what change is on its way though can be a scary prospect. Then you get this feeling I’m experiencing…

The power to survive anything happens when you recognise that you already have survived… just arriving here on the planet, being born is an ordeal in itself and yet here you are. Chances are you have been through some pretty memorable stuff up to this point in your life too. I’ve survived bereavement multiple times, divorce, severe illness, near blindness, relationships both good and bad, financial expansion, financial collapse, connection and rejection… up as well as down and yet I’ve survived. I believe I will even survive death, (at least on a soul level) because according to Principle 1: I AM God…

That feeling of invulnerability comes not from a place of defiance or arrogance but instead from a humble place of acceptance that all is as it should be and all is part of the adventure. Any experience that is meant for me I open my arms and my heart and welcome with gratitude as a lesson and a blessing from an ever loving Divine Parent.

And once again  I ask to step simply and swiftly into the slipstream towards my miracles.

More later… x

Help Needed – Designed to Detonate

Did you forget the real message?

It’s ok. To be fair you’re not alone. It happens when we get wrapped up in our own little worlds and our own little dramas, we begin to believe that’s all that there is as we inevitably succumb to the illusion of reality that we are locked into like a missile heading towards an unsuspecting target… but what if that missile were to explode in mid air? What would be the radius of beneficiaries if, instead of honing in on a single target you decided to make your mission a universal love bomb, designed to detonate in the stratosphere and rain down blessings on the entire world?

What an amazing notion… what an amazing visual key to the concept of peace and love to all mankind… I take your weapons and I raise you a love bomb! I take your war and destruction and I raise you the fallout of a newclear (yes that spelling mistake was deliberate) winter, making way for a miraculous spring where flowers grow wherever you place your feet because you too have been infected by the love radiation distributed by the world’s most devastating explosion… devastating? Yep, it put paid to war and conflict, to hatred and to separation, it’s devastating alright.

It’s just a couple of days now to the solstice, Mercury is entering retrograde, it’s time to fix things even if it’s just a little bit. My love bomb may not be a physical reality but if you would all like to join me on Wednesday, from wherever you are, in just 5 mins of meditation in which you visualise launching your own personal love bomb straight from your heart chakra set to explode in the Earth’s atmosphere and watch as it rains beautiful peace all over the place… it doesn’t matter what time, just do it on this Wednesday 21st December.

I’m looking forward to the fireworks.

Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted

More later… x

First Monday Challenge – When Not To Compromise

Along the path we often find ourselves, having completed a stage of the journey, reflecting on the lessons and blessings that came with it. We consolidate the ups and downs into wisdom by combining the new knowledge and the visceral experience, the memory of the pain and the pleasure into a metaphorical talisman of protection to remind us what pitfalls to avoid the next time around…

But this path is a tricky little sucker in that it disguises those same patterns with new faces, locations, situations and scenarios just to see if you are paying attention. The moment you complete the lesson, that’s when the test comes.

As its the first Monday of the last month of the year, no doubt you have had many lessons and many blessings since the year began, no doubt replete with many successes and many failures… the need for universal balance dictates that it should be so. So what of today’s challenge?

The universe is sending you an end of year test:

You’ve said goodbye to much, closed the door on some, closed the book on others… you’ve left the gate open for hopes and dreams but slammed your heart shut to potential pain… and here you are, another year gone. Some of you are celebrating an extraordinary year and others are sinking into despair and wondering why you’re here again…

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it is to recall all the times this year you were afraid to take a risk, afraid to step beyond you comfort zone. Don’t dwell there in victim mode asking “why me?” simply acknowledge you had a choice and thus empowering yourself to see a different choice when that opportunity arises again. Now, having done your retrospective risk assessment, look back at all the times you’ve compromised over the last year, all the times you caved in under either external pressure or internal habit or addiction… again, don’t dwell there, just acknowledge and accept that you had a choice in that moment however much it appeared otherwise and empower yourself to choose more wisely next time the opportunity arises.

Now then… The universe has decided that the lesson is complete. You will be tested this week, maybe even today… based on all you’ve learned, it’s your job to know when to take a risk or when not to compromise.

If you closed your heart to pain, you closed it to life and to love and to joy as well… when you shield your heart centre you will never be able to take a risk never learn to fly in an incredible leap of faith and you will constantly compromise on everything.

Isn’t it time your talisman was heart-shaped, open, trusting and full of wonder? Let love in.

Principle 3: I AM Human and Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted.

More later… x

The Balance of Power

Don’t be fooled into thinking that achieving Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted, is possible in the purest form that you may be expecting. The human condition, as with everything else in the universe is built to seek balance and for every action, according to some genius or another, there is an equal and opposite reaction… we are literally built to seek reward for effort.

Having established this idea that some more idealistic light workers may rail against, we also need to accept that everything we do (and I do mean everything) is done with an agenda. Sure that agenda may be so deeply routed that you have hidden it from yourself but it is there I promise… The most giving person gets a kick out of seeing the joy they illicit in others, the most eloquent teacher has a desire to be heard and acknowledged, the doting parent to continue the family bloodline and to experience the power of having something so precious depend so completely upon you…

The transfer of power is the driving force upon which our reality is built. So being open-hearted is not the same as unconditional because as near as we can get to unconditional is allowing and acceptance. The true definition Principle 7 is to give and receive in equal measure… The balance of power.

Recognising that the input doesn’t always come from the direction in which the output was offered and that the universal Laws of Compensation and of Karma don’t always operate on a discernable schedule is all that maintains the illusion of unconditional to our self-congratulatory egos. Now don’t go berating your ego for doing its job, you can only be a whole being when you integrate your higher self with your ego and bring that shadow into the light.

When you embrace Principle 1: I AM God, you begin to understand your own worth and only then can Principle7 take on full meaning within your life… then abundance can flow through you, not as an idea or wishful thinking, but as a living energy where you stand as the lightning rod drawing down the grace of God and a divine dispensary for the very same… where the balance of power occurs within you, not to you, not in spite of you, it cannot bypass you… you become the prismatic transmitter at the centre of the story.

More later… x

 

 

Saturday Oracle – The Key

Grail Oracle 7Grail Oracle Green

Oh my! This is intense…

I’ve been talking about a portal, a threshold that must be crossed this week, but never have I personally been blessed by such an opportunity as is being extended by this combination.

As Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted embraces the emerald green of the heart chakra, the energy of love is multiplied by itself, and as love is an infinite stream that I can only describe as Source itself, imagine multiplying that energy (infinite by infinite) within your own life… The doorway that has opened is you, and you are being invited to live inside your own heart energy so that it can also be extended out to the whole world.

You’re on fire my darling and the world can’t help but notice.

Principle 7 is “The Key” to unlocking the prison door, as lack mentality becomes a thing of the past so too does your need to hold on so tightly to in this case, love itself. You are energetically calling out to your soul mate, new friends, teachers, rich men and poor men, princes/princessess and paupers alike… your invitation to the universe is magnetic and irresistible, but you are by no means vulnerable…

Love cannot be diminished. It can be denied and rejected but it cannot be diminished, that being said, don’t worry during this time of ultimate attraction that you will be hurt, your open-heartedness allows all to come and go, to flow at its own pace where you are not worried by its arrival or its passing… you are simply in love with its momentary presence within your life, (whether that moment is a second or a lifetime).

As this is a group reading I am breathing this energy out to you in hope that you are not blocking its blessings by closing off your own heart chakra… God has seen fit to bestow this gift and everything you have been asking for is on its way… all you have to do is stay open.

More next week… x

Redress The Discord

The entire movement of the universe is motivated by growth and instructed by balance, you’re no different. The macrocosmic experience is mirrored by the microcosm in ever aspect of existence. This being the case it stands to reason that all our relationships are built on these two concepts too.

Over the last few days I’ve been investing my time in assessing the areas of my life that are out of balance, knowing full well that the point of balance is where the Grail is at its fullest and most evident in our lives… I’ve been investigating where my health is out of balance, where my finances are out of balance, where my focus and working life is out of balance and of course where my relationships are out of balance… but how do you know when your relationships are out of balance?

Principle 7: I AM Open-Hearted is an interesting concept because at its most basic it means allowing everything and everyone to enter and leave your life without it diminishing your love for them, this encompasses other Principles: those of detachment and liberation, but there is another much more elusive aspect to being Open-Hearted and that is the ability to allow yourself to give and receive in equal measure.

Allowing yourself to be compensated for expenditure of energy is a vital component in maintaining personal balance and nowhere are we more drained than by unbalanced relationships. Ask yourself: Am I getting as much as I’m giving? This is by no means a mercenary attitude and requires careful consideration as you may, upon deeper inspection, find that the universe is rewarding you from another source allowing you to continue to serve. The best way to understand how balanced a relationship is, is to observe the feeling going on within your own solar plexus each time you think about the other person involved… describe this feeling to yourself and if it’s unpleasant then maybe its time to either redress the discord or to cut loose completely…

Now if the membership section of the site were up and running today, Grail Knights would be able to access a Karmic Assessment Exercise to see how balanced their relationships are…

…but as its not available yet I’ll have to leave you to your own devices… it’s coming soon.

More later… x